BOISE – It has been a lucky week for a half dozen lottery players in Idaho.
Idaho Lottery officials says two players claimed $100,000 prizes on scratch tickets, and there were four winners of $10,000 or more in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.
Cynthia Sawyer won $100,000 on the Big Winner Scratch Game. She bought the ticket while shopping for groceries at Barney’s Harvest Food in Pinehurst last Saturday.
“I scratched it as I went around the store doing my shopping,” said Sawyer. “I thought I’d only won $100 and kept thinking, well, Barney’s is buying me groceries today. Then I stopped to clean up the ticket a bit before I got to check out.When I did, I kept scratching and I saw all the extra zeroes!”
Sawyer, an insurance agent, plans to use her winnings to move up her retirement date.
Brent Stoneberg, who served in the U.S. Marines Corps in the 1960s, claimed a $100,000 prize on the patriotic Scratch Game, Red, White, and Blue Cashword.
Stoneberg bought his winning ticket at the Albertsons on 17th in Idaho Falls. He had no immediate plans for his winnings.
Each retailer received a $12,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery for selling the winning tickets.
Idaho Lottery spokesman David Workman says there were four big winners in last night's Powerball game. Tickets sold in Boise, Rexburg and Franklin County are each worth $10,000. A Powerball ticket bought in Jerome is worth $40,000 since the player bought the multiplier option which turned out to be four.
Lottery officials say someone in Maryland bought the big Powerball jackpot winner. That ticket is worth $107 million.
The winning numbers are 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Powerball 13.